Canada Revokes Charitable Status of Muslim Group that Hosted Trudeau


In Canada, our version of the IRS doesn't spy on or persecute Tea Party groups, mostly because we don't actually have Tea Party groups.

However, RevCan has just stripped ISNA-Canada of its ability to issue precious tax receipts for "charitable" donations:

Our analysis of the information obtained during the course of the audit has led the CRA to believe that the Organization had entered into a funding arrangement with the Kashmiri Canadian Council/Kashmiri Relief Fund of Canada (KCC/KRFC), non-qualified donees under the Act, with the ultimate goal of sending the raised funds to a Pakistan-based non-governmental organization named the Relief Organization for Kashmiri Muslims (ROKM) without maintaining direction and control.

Under the arrangement, KCC/KRFC raised funds for "relief work" in Kashmir, and the Organization supplied official donation receipts to the donors and disbursed over 281,696 to ROKM, either directly, or via KCC/KRFC.

Our research indicates that ROKM is the charitable arm of Jamaat-e-Islami, a political organization that actively contests the legitimacy of India's governance over the state of Jammu and Kashmir, including reportedly through the activities of its armed wing Hizbul Mujahideen.

Hizbul Mujahideen is listed as a terrorist entity by the Council of the European Union and is declared a banned terrorist organization by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967.

This should be kind of embarrassing for Prime-Minister-In-Waiting Justin Trudeau, who was widely criticized for speaking at a big ISNA event a few months back.

But he spoke there even after the nation's biggest newspaper -- a liberal one, at that -- exposed the "charity's" dodgy finances, which included siphoning off money donated to feed the hungry and using it for "administrative" expenses instead.

So I don't expect he cares one way or the other.